Few things can beat the crisp, juicy taste of biting into a fresh apple, except maybe digging into a fresh-baked apple dessert. This roundup of the best apple desserts features sweet treats and baked goods packing all of the warm, homey flavor you crave with no more guilt than you’d get from biting into the fruit itself. These recipes will lighten up your favorite apple desserts without sacrificing any of the flavor. Just a few substitutions for clean ingredients leave these treats lighter and cleaner, but still full of the rich flavors you look for in your favorite apple sweets. A combination of lighter versions of classic desserts, clean twists on old favorites, and a few new fun ideas to try, these desserts are sure to become staples in your clean sweets cookbook!
The ultimate classic of all classic desserts, every girl needs a go-to apple pie recipe. Unlike your grandma’s apple pie, this version is made with only whole ingredients and is free of refined carbohydrates. Just a few substitutions turn this all-American staple into a healthy dessert you can proudly share with friends and family.
Bread pudding is one of those desserts that screams decadence. This version lightens things up, turning the indulgent dessert into a light treat that can be enjoyed regularly. Sweetened with applesauce and molasses, this dessert packs all the flavor of classic bread pudding without the decadent calorie count.
Made with 100% clean ingredients and fewer than 200 calories per serving, these sweet apple treats are perfect for dessert or even a fun snack. With a delicious, gooey apple filling rolled up in a crispy whole wheat tortilla, these clean treats are a fun new dessert to add to your go-to apple recipes.
Another fun treat that may not already be in your dessert repertoire, this clean and easy version of the Austrian dish is sure to impress. Made with coconut sugar and whole wheat puff pastry, this recipe keeps calories to a minimum while packing plenty of complex, fiber-rich carbohydrates.
5. Apple Puffs
Sweetened with maple syrup, there’s no need to wait until dessert to dig into one of these apple puffs. Perfect for breakfast or a mid-morning snack, you can get away with eating these treats any time of day. This recipe combines apples, nuts, and cinnamon, meaning the warm filling is rich in both flavor and nutrients.
No time to fire up the oven? No problem. These easy, no-bake desserts take all the effort, and most of the calories, out of cheesecake. Made with coconut sugar and Greek yogurt, this recipe turns a heavy dessert into a light, tasty treat. These mini sweets pack all the flavor and presentation of cheesecake without all the calories.
Another classic dessert, no kitchen is complete without a go-to apple crisp recipe on hand. Just as warm and gooey as you remember, this slow cooker recipe has a fraction of the calories of the traditional home cooked favorite. Made with coconut palm sugar and whole wheat flour, this lightened-up version of the classic dessert leaves enough room to spoon it over some low-fat ice cream.